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The Haven Animal Care Shelter is a non-profit foundation, established in 1977 by Dr. Brenda and Joe Wilbanks.  The Haven ACS is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary and is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats. The Haven ACS occupies a seven-acre property near Lubbock, TX. In addition to special needs animals such as those with chronic illnesses and the elderly, The Haven ACS shelters a wide variety of adoptable dogs and cats who are in need of good, loving homes. We encourage spay and neuter of household pets, provide educational programs for schools and community groups, and offer pet therapy programs to the community.


Adoptable Pets

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"May we, God helping us, be part of the answer, not part of the problem" -- Peter Marshall

Pet Therapy
Special Needs Pets
Happy Tails
Haven Hope



Dr. Brenda Wilbanks

Founder & Executive Director

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The Haven Hope for Animals Fund is a spay/neuter program that utilizes a voucher system.  We are not requesting that you charge a reduced rate.  However, participants will be given a voucher which will authorize specific amounts that the fund will pay (will vary according to type, size, and gender of animal).  The participants will pay the remaining amount of whatever fee you choose to charge, and will be able to choose who will provide services for them.

The Haven Hope for Animals Fund began on February 14, 2013. 

A voucher system will be utilized for the spay/neuter program 

and will be assigned a value depending on the type and size of the animal.  

Referrals will be accepted from veterinarians, other animal service organizations, and from pet owners. 

A request/referral form is available on our website. 

Requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis by Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven staff.   

Additional features of the program will include the following:

  • Volunteers will be sought who can transport the animals to the veterinarians for clients who may be disabled or elderly and cannot provide their own transportation and to provide ongoing aid if necessary.


  • Teaching pet responsibility will be a very important part of the spay/neuter program. This will include the importance of yearly shots, having a secure area for pets, etc.  


  • Emergency vet care for those who need financial help has always been a part of the Haven’s contribution and will continue on a limited basis.  This can also be accessed through the application on our website.  

Please read "The Crisis Moment: Why Spaying and Neutering Can Save Lives" by Missi Davis

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Closed - Sunday

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​Closed - Friday

Open - Saturday

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

By appointment also available, please email for an appointment.

4501 N FM 1729

Lubbock, Texas 79403

Tel:  (806) 763-0092

The best way to contact us is by email. 

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